Bolingbrook

West suburban police officer shot, suspect barricaded inside home

The officer was struck an unknown number of times and said to be undergoing treatment at an area hospital.

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Update: A suspect is in custody and the barricade has ended. Our updated story can be found here. Our original story continues below.

A police officer in suburban Bolingbrook was rushed to an area hospital after being shot on Sunday evening, authorities said.

At around 6:14 p.m., officers with the Bolingbrook Police Department responded to a theft complaint at a business, where the suspect had fled prior to officers arriving, police said. At around 7:48 p.m., a Bolingbrook police officer located the person in question and made contact with them, at which point they opened fire, police said.

The officer was struck an unknown number of times and said to be undergoing treatment at an area hospital. Their condition had yet to be released as of late Sunday.

The suspect was barricaded inside a residence at around 10:30 p.m., Bolingbrook police said. The Illinois State Police was on scene late Sunday "assisting with tactical operations and the investigation."

Footage captured by an NBC Chicago photographer at the scene showed numerous heavily-armed officers, a SWAT vehicle and numerous other police vehicles.

Additional information had yet to be released Sunday night.

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